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ADDED ON: 06/23/2018

Who’s Really Crossing the U.S. Border, and Why They’re Coming

06/23/2018 | Lawfare Blog

Over the past week, the separation of 2,000 children from their parents along the U.S. border has forced immigration into the national spotlight. The majority of migrants aren’t dangerous criminals. Many are women and families—and many are fleeing gang violence rather than seeking to spread that violence farther north. While the gang activities and gender-based violence can empty out neighborhoods, they are not the only factors driving outward migration from these cities. Across the region’s larger cities, LGBT migrants are fleeing discrimination and violence.

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